WHO-WHAT-HOW ? #2 Laurence Bibot
WHO ARE YOU? • WHAT DO YOU DO? • HOW DO YOU DO IT?
It’s a moment to share and talk about extraordinary people and initiative. No PowerPoint, just us together filling the EXTRA-ORDINAIRE AGORA with our voices. And then a drink.
To follow on our first edition, we couldn’t resist to invite Jean-Paul’s favorite comedian, and good friend, Laurence Bibot. Laurence shared her journey through art with the all-ears audience. For those of you who are not familiar with her work, below a catalog extrat from the exhibition “Studio Madame” by Sebastien Ministru: Children love to play, dress up, draw costumes, pick hats and other accessories from the family wardrobe. As they grew up, some keeps this part of childhood, this taste for disguise and make-up. Sometimes they even make a profession of it.
From these early years, Laurence Bibot kept an obsession with demultiplication, as if she was not self-sufficient. Laurence Bibot is a multidisciplinary artist. We discovered her as Miss Bricola and much more with Les Snuls, then in her one woman shows like Bravo Martine, Miss B or Sœurs Emmanuelle. Laurence regularly oscillates between derision and tribute. She translates a faculty of acute observation where clichés are linked, where intonation and tone of voice unmask stereotypes. This before Travestis, a documentary about transformism she directed. In her latest video work, which infinitely multiplies her image while distorting it, she embodies voices and realizes one of her fantasies: being the woman of a thousand faces. Laurence Bibot is actually running the Studio Madame exhibition at the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi.